Increasing EMS Pre-notification Results in Faster Alteplase Administration and Increased Treatment Rates

Nicole Bennett, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, APNP, CNRN, SCRN, Stroke Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Dot Bluma, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Stroke Project Specialist ,Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program, MetaStar, Jessica Link, MPH, MCHES, Program Director, Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Contact: nbennett@uwhealth.org

The Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program leads the Coverdell Learning Collaborative to provide a collegial environment in which peers are encouraged to share experiences, successes and barriers to implementing best practices, with a priority on improving the outcomes for stroke patients in the state of Wisconsin.  A multi-faceted approach focused on improving communication between EMS and hospitals by pre-notification of a suspected stroke patient’s arrival has led to remarkable improvements in Wisconsin’s stroke outcome data. 

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